Statistical highlights: India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 3

<img border='0' align='left' title=' ' src='' class='caption'> Statistical highlights on third day of the first cricket Test between India and Sri lanka on Wednesday.

Updated: November 18, 2009 16:07 IST
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Statistical highlights on third day of the first cricket Test between India and Sri lanka on Wednesday.

  • Mahela Jayawardene, with six double hundreds, shares a record for the most double centuries for Sri Lanka with Marvan Atapattu and Kumar Sangakkara.

  • Jayawardene's tally of 27 centuries is exceeded only by - Sachin Tendulkar (42), Ricky Ponting (38), Sunil Gavaskar (34), Brian Lara (34), Steve Waugh (32), Jacques Kallis (31), Matthew Hayden (30) and Don Bradman (29).

  • Jayawardene became the first Sri Lankan to post a double hundred in India - his second highest overseas, next only to the 240 against Pakistan at Karachi in February this year.

  • Mahela Jayawardene is the first batsman from Sri Lanka and the fourth to register a double century at Sardar
    Patel Stadium, Motera, joining Rahul Dravid (222 vs New Zealand in 2003-04), Abraham de Villiers (217 not out for South Africa in 2007-08) and Sachin Tendulkar (217 vs New Zealand in 1999-00)

  • Mahela (1025), during the course of his double hundred (204 not out) has become the third player to make 1,000 runs this year, joining Samaraweera (1153) and Andrew Strauss (1071).

  • Mahela Jayawardene and Prasanna Jayawardene put on a 216-run stand (unbroken) for the sixth wicket without being dismissed, which is a Sri Lankan sixth-wicket partnership record in Tests apart from their highest in India for any wicket.

  • Sri Lanka (591/5) have posted the highest total at Motera, surpassing India's 583 for seven wickets declared against New Zealand in 1999-2000. The said total is also the highest by Sri Lanka against India in India

  • In the course of his outstanding knock, Mahela has set a record for the highest run-aggregate for Sri Lanka against India in Tests, surpassing Aravinda de Silva's run-aggregate of 1252 (ave.41.73) in 19 Tests. With five hundreds against India, he has emulated the feats of Aravinda de Silva.

  • Prasanna Jayawardene's unbeaten 84 is his highest innings against India apart from his second highest - the highest being 120 not out against Bangladesh at Colombo, SSC in June 2007.

  • Samaraweera has posted hsi 20th fifty - his second against India.

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